Reassessment of the taxonomic position of Hypogastrura monticola Stach, 1946 (Collembola: Hypogastruridae)
New data on the morphology of Hypogastrura monticola Stach, 1946, are provided based on extensive material from the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Sudetes and the Carpathians. The taxonomic position of this species within the genus is discussed. A monticola group consisting of H. monticola, H. papillata Gisin, 1949, H. hispanica (Steiner, 1955), H. dasiensis Selga, 1966, H. subpapillata Babenko, 1994 and H. hatiparae Babenko, 1994, is proposed. A key to Hypogastrura species groups is given.
springtails, H. monticola group